Research Project Title:
Super Resolution Imaging with the Lorentz Response of Single Trapped Ions
abstract:This project will focus on demonstrating a novel method for precisely characterizing grating couplers via super resolution imaging with the Lorentz response of single trapped ions. We can characterize a grating coupler by using the local Rabi oscillation frequency to measure the profile of the beam emitted by the coupler. Developing a method for super resolution imaging of grating couplers is important because it will allow us to learn more about their unknown near field effects. Although the Quanta Lab is interested in grating couplers for the purpose of building trapped-ion quantum computers, they are widely used in photonic devices for many other applications such as biological imaging and generating holograms.
I am excited to continue my work in the Quanta Lab by participating in SuperUROP this year. Through this project I hope to learn more about scaling trapped-ion quantum computers, apply signal processing knowledge I have gained from my coursework, and strengthen my technical communication skills.